St Nicholas, West Pennard

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Welcome

St Nicholas Parish Church welcomes you to worship with us.   We offer a broad range of services as below but please see our schedule of events for specific dates and for special events such as coffee mornings, Lent courses, Summer Fetes, and Christmas and Easter season services.   We host marriages, baptisms, and funerals when required.  Please contact us with any questions or requests.

Contact Details: Contact John Norris, Church Warden at 01458-851131 or email Benefice office via bruebenefice@hotmal.co.uk

Location:  Church Lane, West Pennard, Somerset BA6 8NT

This Week's \Worship Services

1) Thursday Morning Prayer 28th July - 9 AM) Service conducted by lay people .(30 minutes)

2) Benefice Holy Communion using Modern Language (with Baptism). . - (31st July - 10AM)

Upcoming Special Event

Licensing of our new Priest in Charge

On Sunday August 7th at 2:30PM, Christopher J. Hopkins will be licensed as Priest in Charge of the Brue Benefice at St. Nicholas, West Pennard.  Bishop Peter will lead the ceremony with Archdeacon Nicola.   Refreshments after the service in the adjoining Church of England School.

Regular Workship Services

1) Matins using the Book of Common Prayer - Usually 1st Sunday at 11AM

2) Family Service with Holy Communion - Modern Language service at 11AM.  Children are the centre of this service and play key roles.  Usually held the Second Sunday of the month

3) Evening Prayer using the Book of Common Prayer. - Usually held 3rd Sunday at 6:30 PM in Summer (April to September)  and 4PM in winter (October to March) 

4) Holy Communion using Modern Language  at 11AM-  Usually held the fourth Sunday of the month at 11AM using modern language but the service sometimes held at 8AM with BCP.. 

5) Holy Communion on Fifth Sunday of month when occurring held in one of the churches of the Brue Benefice at 10AM.   Please see schedule of events for details.  -

6) Thursday Morning Prayer Service conducted by lay people at 9 AM.(30 minutes)

Building and Features

We have parking and a toilet and kitchen and are wheel chair accessible, have an audio loop and are well behaved dog friendly.

The church consists of a chancel, cleresteried nave, aisles, south porch, and west tower with a short timber spire. The fabric is of a late medieval date but is likely to have been built in several stages.   The north arcade of four bays is quite regular.  By contrast, the south arcade is irregular; the easternmost arch being much wider than northern arches.   This positioning suggests that there may have been a transceptal chapel before the aisle was added.  The three remaining arches vary greatly in span suggesting that the design might have been occasioned by necessary adjustments.   The original tower may have been higher but due to decay was shortened by necessity    The rood screen has largely survived from the 16th century.

The churches registers begin in 1538 which was the first year they were required to be kept.

Please visit our wikipedia page for a more complete description of the church and pictures of the building and its features.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_St_Nicholas,_West_Pennard

 


 

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The Priest in Charge position is vacant.
Brue Benefice Office is in Baltonsborough
at The Old Hall House, Ham Street,
Baltonsborough, Somerset BA6 9PX
Vacancy, Pries in Charge

Office is staffed on Thursdays and Fridays only.
Phone 01458-851681
Email bruebenefice@hotmal.co.uk
01458 851681 (Benefice Office) or 01458 851131 (01458 833133)

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Sunday

Benefice Communion
Benefice Communion with Baptism - Held at West Pennard at 10AM
Every fifth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 50 minutes
Matins
Matins using the Book of Common Prayer - Usually 1st Sunday at 11AM
Every first Sunday at 11:00 AM for 50 minutes
Ends Monday 1st August 2016.
Resumes Wednesday 31st August 2016
Book of Common Prayer
Family Service with Holy Communion
Family Service with Holy Communion - Modern Language service at 11AM. Children are the centre of this service and play key roles. Usually held the Second Sunday of the month. Coffee, tea and biscuits follow the service.
Every second Sunday at 11:00 AM for 50 minutes
Ends Monday 1st August 2016.
Resumes Wednesday 31st August 2016
Family Friendly Coffee
Holy Communion
Holy Communion using Book of Common Prayer at 11AM - Usually held the fourth Sunday of the month Service Usually held at 11AM with modern language but sometimes held at 8AM with Book of Common Prayer.
Every fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 50 minutes
Ends Monday 1st August 2016.
Resumes Wednesday 31st August 2016
Evening Prayer
Evening Prayer using the Book of Common Prayer. - Usually 3rd Sunday at 4PM in winter (October to March) and 6:30 PM in Summer (April to September)r. Usually held the Third Sunday of the Month
Every third Sunday at 6:30 PM for ¾ hour
Ends Monday 1st August 2016.
Resumes Wednesday 31st August 2016
Book of Common Prayer

Thursday

Thursday Prayer Service Led by Lay People
Prayer Service every Thursday Morning at 9AM. Led by Lay Persons using modern language liturgy.
Weekly
Thursday at 9:00 AM for ½ hour
Ends Monday 1st August 2016.
Resumes Wednesday 31st August 2016
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Licensing of new Priest in Charge
We welcome our new Priest in Charge, Christopher J. Hopkins. Bishop Peter and Archdeacon Nicola will lead the ceremony. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the adjoining Church of England school
Sunday 7th August 2016 at 2:30 PM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Coffee

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Floodlight
Organ

Lent Courses
     
Guidebooks
Church Open Open during daylight hours

Foodbank or foodbank collection point
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 10986
Built: 1600s
Style of worship: Mix of Traditional (BCP) and Modern Language
Archdeaconry: WELLS (511)
Deanery: GLASTONBURY (51106)
Parish Legal Name: WEST PENNARD (510138 1/138)
CofE Church Info: (601138 1/138)
Short URL: acny.uk/10986/
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The current editor is: John Norris

This page was last updated on Tuesday 26th July 2016
 
 
 
St Nicholas : Church Lane, From the A361, turn on Newtown Lane (left from Pilton, (right from Glastonbury) until you see the Memorial Cross. Turn left at the Memorial Cross. The church is at the top of Church Lane., West Pennard, Somerset, BA6 8NT

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